7 November: 100,000 workers march on the Royal House of Wittelsbach. Kaiser Wilhelm II flees.
8 November: All 22 of Germany’s lesser kings, princes, grand dukes, and ruling dukes have been deposed. Kaiser Wilhelm told to abdicate.
9 November: Emil Eichhorn, radical leftist of the Independent Socialists, leads an armed mob and seizes the HQ of Berlin; Kaiser Wilhelm consents to abdicate; Social Democrats demand government from Prince Max; Friedrich Ebert assumes the chancellery; First German Republic established.
30 January 1933 President Hindenburg appoints Hitler chancellor of a Nazi-DNVP coalition.
2 February 1933 Hitler meets with top military leaders, describes his plans to rearm Germany.
27 February 1933 Reichstag Fire occurred, it was officially blamed on Communists.
28 February 1933 Law for the Protection of People and State ("Reichstag Fire Decree"): civil liberties suspended. Gleichschaltung ("coordination"), the process of exerting totalitarian control over Germany, begins. Over the next five months, the Nazis systematically force all opposition political parties to shut down.
5 March 1933 General Elections result in slim majority of Hitler's coalition, though not a majority for the Nazi Party.
23 March 1933 Enabling Act, passed with help of Catholic Center Party, effectively hands the legislative powers of the Reichstag over to the Chancellor. Act permits Chancellor and cabinet to issue laws without a vote of Parliament and to deviate from the Constitution.
1 April 1933 One day boycott of Jewish shops.
7 April 1933 "Law for the Restoration of the Professional Civil Service" - Jewish and Communist inclined workers from the Civil Service purged, around 5% removed in total. Nazi governors appointed to rule the German states. End of federalism.
6 May 1933 DAF Deutsche Arbeitsfront (German Labour Front) is created.
23 May 1933 Hitler visits Kiel Harbor to see the fleet consisting of the Karlsruhe, Königsberg, Schlesien, Hessen, Schleswig-Holstein, Leipzig. He boards the Leipzig with leading SS and government officials including General von Blomberg, Admiral Raeder, Göring, and von Papen.
6 July 1933 At a gathering of high-ranking Nazi officials, Hitler declares the success of the National Socialist, or Nazi revolution.
14 July 1933 Hitler proclaims the Nazi Party "the only political party in Germany." All others banned.
11 April 1934 Pact of the Deutschland: Hitler persuades the top officials of the army and navy to back his bid to succeed Hindenburg as president, by promising to "diminish" the three-million-man plus SA and greatly expand the regular army and navy.
20 April 1934 Gestapo is transferred from Göring to Himmler & Heydrich, who begin to integrate it into the SS.
16 May 1934 German officer corps endorses Hitler to succeed the ailing President Hindenburg.
30 June to 2 July 1934 Night of the Long Knives or Blood Purge: On pretext of suppressing an alleged SA putsch, much of the brownshirt leadership (i.e. Ernst Roehm) are arrested and executed. Schleicher and other political enemies are murdered. Papen briefly imprisoned; between 150 and 200 were killed. The SS, formerly part of the SA, now comes to the forefront.
13 July 1934 Defending the purge, Hitler declares that to defend Germany he has the right to act unilaterally as "supreme judge" without resort to courts.
2 August 1934 President Hindenburg dies. Hitler issues a decree appropriating to himself the powers of the President, including supreme military command. The decree is illegal but goes unchallenged.
3 August 1934 The army swear oath to Hitler.
19 August 1934 The German people in a plebiscite overwhelmingly (90%) approve merger of the offices of President and Chancellor. Hitler assumes the new title of Führer und Reichskanzler (leader and Reich chancellor, respectively).
^Majer, Diemut (2003). Non-Germans under the Third Reich: The Nazi judicial and administrative system in Germany and occupied Eastern Europe with special regard to occupied Poland, 1939—1945. JHU Press. pp. 188–9. ISBN 0-8018-6493-3.